PABIC Organized Essay and Posters Competition, 2015 entitled; “Agriculture in Pakistan-2020”

In order to raise awareness among the young scholars about biotechnology, the PABIC has announced essay and Posters competition entitled; “Agriculture in Pakistan-2020”on 31st August, 2015 through advertisement. The competition was welcomed by metric/O-levels students participated from all over the Pakistan. In the response of this competition, PABIC received 50 essays (Urdu and English) and…

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PARC Sanctioned To Cultivate Hybrid Fodder Crops Commercially

The Variety Evaluation Committee (VEC) meeting was held at PARC headquarters, in Islamabad. The Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) gave consent for the commercial cultivation of two newly developed hybrid varieties of fodder crops. These two varieties were developed and tested in pilot projects before finding them feasible for large-scale cultivation, officials say. Both hybrid…

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World Food Day 2015 celebrated with a motif “Social Protection and Agriculture; Breaking the Cycle of Rural Poverty”.

An event was organized by the Ministry of National Food Security and Research (MNFS&R), Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN), the World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to mark World Food Day (WFD), at National Agricultural Research Cent re (NARC)…

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PABIC Join Hands With ICCBS for Youth Internship Program 2015

The Pakistan Biotechnology Information Center (PABIC), is actively working as a resource based information center in Pakistan, to design educational approaches, to train interdisciplinary scientist in emerging area of health, agriculture, bioinformatics and environmental biotechnology. To promote the understanding of the biotechnology and biological sciences among the Youth of Pakistan, the PABIC announces the internship…

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Biotech research in public sector of Pakistan

Globally, the role of the public sector in the research and development of agricultural biotechnology, particularly in developing countries, is very important because ultimately R&D improves the food supply and nutrition, creates jobs and increases farmers’ incomes – the common goals of countries like Pakistan where demand for food, feed and fiber crops is increasing…

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Dietary revolution in the offing

After scientists’ thumping YES to the anti-biotechnology campaigners’ question ‘Is genetically food safe to eat?’, the world hasn’t looked back and the global biotech research in food crops has entered a new era in both developed and developing countries. Today, the revolutionary science of biotechnology is one of the biggest hopes for the world in…

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U.S.-Pakistan wheat breeders’ cooperation develops unique pool of wheat genetics to fight wheat diseases

On Tuesday, 8th September, 2015; The Annual Wheat Planning and Wheat Productivity Enhancement Programme (WPEP) meeting held at National Agricultural Research Center (NARC).  The Wheat Productivity Enhancement Project (WPEP) has primary goal to protect and enhance the productivity of wheat in Pakistan, with particular attention to wheat rusts, which are difficult and expensive to treat with…

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Leishmaniasis can be treated with Selective Ribosome-Targeting Drug with Low Ototoxicity

In the new study, a team of researchers, led by Timor Baasov, professor at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel), investigated the structural basis for the targeting of leishmanial ribosomes by AGs and performed comparative testing of the potential clinical effectiveness and side-effects of new (semi-) synthetic derivatives of aminoglycoside paromomycin (PAR). In…

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Developmental Biologists Locate Source of Liver Stem Cells

The investigators at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA, USA) reported in the August 5, 2015, online edition of the journal Nature  that they had identified a population of proliferating and self-renewing cells adjacent to the central vein in the liver lobule that is responsible for the generation of liver cells (hepatocytes). Working with mice, investigators traced the…

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